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Colfax County, New Mexico (NM)

County population in 2019: 12,193 (48% urban, 52% rural); it was 14,189 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,207
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,004
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,233
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,800 (it was 1,588 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

31%

Land area: 3757 sq. mi.

Water area: 11.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 3 people per square mile   (very low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Colfax County: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.3%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (16.7%), Retail trade (12.0%), Construction (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 26%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Colfax County, NM (2019)
    • 6,08250.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 5,60246.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2782.3%Two or more races
    • 840.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 570.5%Asian alone
    • 460.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 140.1%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

51.3 years
New Mexico median age:

38.6 years
Males: 6,258  (51.3%)
Females: 5,935  (48.7%)
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Average household size:
Colfax County:

2.0 people
New Mexico:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $37,900 ($30,744 in 1999)
This county:

$37,900
New Mexico:

$51,945

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $506 (lower quartile is $343, upper quartile is $625)
This county:

$506
State:

$737


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $110,609 (it was $73,900 in 2000)
Colfax:

$110,609
New Mexico:

$180,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,260 - $221,653
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $993
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $341

Institutionalized population: 396

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 6
  • Thefts: 6
  • Auto thefts: 2

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 2
  • Thefts: 7
  • Auto thefts: 0
Colfax County, NM map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $65,300
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 68 buildings, average cost: $220,500
  • 2004: 65 buildings, average cost: $232,900
  • 2005: 72 buildings, average cost: $319,100
  • 2006: 40 buildings, average cost: $349,100
  • 2007: 23 buildings, average cost: $360,800
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $360,800
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $440,200
  • 2010: 13 buildings, average cost: $421,900
  • 2011: 11 buildings, average cost: $423,500
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $423,200
  • 2013: 14 buildings, average cost: $402,800
  • 2014: 13 buildings, average cost: $433,800
  • 2015: 14 buildings, average cost: $354,000
  • 2016: 9 buildings, average cost: $451,700
  • 2017: 18 buildings, average cost: $453,500
  • 2018: 13 buildings, average cost: $453,400
  • 2019: 0 buildings
Number of permits per 10,000 Colfax, NM residents
Average permit cost in Colfax, NM
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $782 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $525 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Colfax, NM in 2019
Distribution of house value in Colfax, NM in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Colfax, NM in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 19.0%
Colfax County:

19.0%
New Mexico:

18.2%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.5% for Black residents, 27.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.3% for American Indian residents, 19.5% for other race residents, 28.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 51.3 years old
(Males: 47.4 years old, Females: 53.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 59.3 years old, Black residents: 44.4 years old, American Indian residents: 61.5 years old, Asian residents: 62.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 40.0 years old, Other race residents: 47.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Colfax County is $431 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $485 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $612 a month.

Cities in this county include: Raton, Springer, Angel Fire, Cimarron, Eagle Nest, Maxwell, Ute Park.

Colfax County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Colfax County: Lobo Hall (A), Questa Ranger Station (B), Santa Barbara Campground (C), Sipapu Ski Area (D), Upper La Junta Campground (E), Urraca Ranch (F), Wissmath Craters (G), Borrego Crossing (H), Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area (I), Orilla Verde (J), Rio Grande Wild River (K), Lawrence Ranch (L), New Buffalo Area (M), Italianos Campground (N), Cebolia Mesa Campground (O), Rio Costilla Ski Area (P), Cabresto Lake Campground (Q), Red River Ski Area (R), Santa Barbara Campground (S), Pina Game Water Unit (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Colfax County include: Saint Edwin Chapel (A), Saint Michael Church (B), Saint Josephs Church (C), San Acacio Church (D), Chapel of Santa Cruz de Ojo Caliente Historic Site (E), Church of Christ (F), Chapel of San Miguel del Valle Historic Site (G), Nueva Vida Spanish Assembly of God (H), Bethel Deleverance Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ojo Caliente Cemetery (1), San Pedro Cemetery (2), Los Dolores Cemetery (3), Peñas Negras Cemetery (4), Veterans Cemetery (5), Latir Cemetery (6), Rio Lucio Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Blue Lake (A), Fawn Lakes (B), Water Bird Lake (C), Waterbird Lake (D), Pioneer Lake (E), La Cueva Lake (F), Lake Number One (G), Lake Number Two (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Agua Piedra Creek (A), Cañada los Moras (B), Costilla Creek (C), Lobo Creek (D), Midnight Creek (E), Vidal Creek (F), Ute Creek (G), Tienditas Creek (H), Springwagon Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Colfax County include: Columbine Hondo Wilderness Study Area (1), D H Lawrence Ranch University of New Mexico Historical Marker (2), Pilar Historical Marker (3), Las Trampas Historical Marker (4), Rio Grande Rift Historical Marker (5), Palo Flechado Pass Historical Marker (6), Rio Grande Gorge Historical Marker (7), Pueblo of Picuris Historical Marker (8), Pueblo Revolt Tricentennial Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Craig County, Virginia , Franklin County, North Carolina , Woods County, Oklahoma , Southampton County, Virginia , Muhlenberg County, Kentucky .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.3%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year in Colfax, NM
County total employment by year in Colfax, NM
County average yearly wages by year in Colfax, NM

Current college students: 324
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 397 (66.9% naturalized citizens)

Colfax County:

3.3%
Whole state:

9.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 952010 or later
  • 932000 to 2009
  • 941990 to 1999
  • 531980 to 1989
  • 371970 to 1979
  • 113Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.6%

Colfax County marital status for males Colfax County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,183
  • One, attached: 159
  • Two: 185
  • 3 or 4: 257
  • 5 to 9: 284
  • 10 to 19: 408
  • 20 to 49: 142
  • 50 or more: 5
  • Mobile homes: 1,762

Housing units in Colfax County with a mortgage: 1,749 (8 second mortgage, 50 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,530

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

52.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Colfax County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,4269
Evangelical Protestant2,25617
Mainline Protestant1,1299
Other4642
None6,475-
Colfax County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Colfax County:

3.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Colfax County:

10.62 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 28
This county:

21.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Colfax County:

6.7%
New Mexico:

6.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Colfax County:

18.7%
State:

22.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.5%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Colfax County:

Average size of farms: 7804 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $72,303
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 95.71%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $71,658
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $54,774
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.27%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.77
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.12%

Earthquake activity:

Colfax County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 678% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 34.3 miles away from Colfax County center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 25.0 miles away from the county center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 27.8 miles away from the county center
On 8/22/2011 at 23:30:19, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 32.7 miles away from the county center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 39.9 miles away from Colfax County center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 39.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New Mexico Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4529, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New Mexico Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 15, 2014 to September 26, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4199: October 29, 2014, FEMA Id: 4199, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Mexico Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: September 09, 2013 to September 22, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4152: October 29, 2013, FEMA Id: 4152, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • New Mexico Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 23, 2013 to July 29, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4148: September 30, 2013, FEMA Id: 4148, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Mexico Track Fire, Incident Period: June 12, 2011 to July 28, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 12, 2011, FEMA Id: 2918, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico Rivera Mesa Fire, Incident Period: June 18, 2006, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 21, 2006, FEMA Id: 2647, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico Casa Fire, Incident Period: March 01, 2006 to March 07, 2006, Fire Management Assistance Declared: March 01, 2006, FEMA Id: 2631, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3229: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3229, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Mexico Turkey Fire, Incident Period: June 02, 2002 to July 14, 2002, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 04, 2002, FEMA Id: 2414, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico Ponil Fire, Incident Period: June 02, 2002 to June 16, 2002, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 06, 2002, FEMA Id: 2416, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Colfax County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 6, Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Colfax

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,669 (73.5%)
  • Carpooled: 696 (13.9%)
  • Bus: 19 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 81 (1.6%)
  • Bicycle: 16 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 158 (3.2%)
  • Worked at home: 338 (6.8%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (58%)
  • Philippines (10%)
  • Costa Rica (4%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Guatemala (3%)
  • El Salvador (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Colfax County


  • European (6%)
  • Italian (6%)
  • German (4%)
  • American (4%)
  • English (3%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Colfax County, New Mexico in 2000:

  • 217 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 139 people in nursing homes
  • 19 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 11 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 10 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 9 people in halfway houses
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 4 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

People in group quarters in Colfax County, New Mexico in 2010:

  • 216 people in state prisons
  • 119 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 49 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 12 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 12 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,615.

6.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($60,971 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
New Mexico average:

6.21%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.25% relocated from other counties in New Mexico ($14,431 average AGI)
3.95% relocated from other states ($46,543 average AGI)
Colfax County:

3.95%
New Mexico average:

3.55%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.54% ($46,625 average AGI)


6.49% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,948 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.49%
New Mexico average:

6.56%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.28% relocated to other counties in New Mexico ($11,486 average AGI)
4.21% relocated to other states ($23,462 average AGI)
Colfax County:

4.21%
New Mexico average:

3.93%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.67% ($28,900 average AGI)
to Las Animas County, CO  0.51% ($35,696)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Births per 1000 population in Colfax County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 11.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Colfax County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 2.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Colfax County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 9.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Colfax County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Colfax County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Colfax County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Colfax County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Colfax County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Colfax County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,928 (2,430 aged, 498 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 442 (16%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Colfax County, New Mexico in 1999 - 2019:

  • Unspecified dementia (53)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (43)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (35)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (33)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (32)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (23)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.23
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,421
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 578
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 36,693

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 974
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 989

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 29
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 80

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 300.4. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,193
  • Male householders: 3,054 (1,165 living alone), Female householders: 2,895 (1,119 living alone)
  • 2,255 spouses (2,255 opposite-sex spouses), 492 unmarried partners, (492 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 2,242 children (2,081 natural, 142 adopted, 23 stepchildren), 264 grandchildren, 51 brothers or sisters, 61 parents, 0 foster children, 97 other relatives, 238 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 555

Size of family households: 1,950 2-persons, 765 3-persons, 307 4-persons, 194 5-persons, 25 6-persons, 65 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,277 1-person, 347 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 38 4-persons.

984 married couples with children.
883 single-parent households (345 men, 538 women).

76.0% of residents of Colfax speak English at home.
23.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (86% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (75% speak English very well, 25% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $98,225,000 ($7,102 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,829,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $43,688,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,615,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $866,000
Federal grants: $28,258,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,448,000 ($2,755,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,351,000 ($2,676,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,453,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,660,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,662,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 813
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

74 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 704
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

36 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +35
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+15 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -554
Here -40 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Colfax County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.89 millions of gallons per day (24% from ground, 76% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.4

Year house built in Colfax County, New Mexico
  • Year house built in Colfax County, New Mexico
  • 362014 or later
  • 1102010 to 2013
  • 8932000 to 2009
  • 1,7911990 to 1999
  • 1,7031980 to 1989
  • 1,5631970 to 1979
  • 6151960 to 1969
  • 1,0241950 to 1959
  • 7071940 to 1949
  • 2,0021939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Colfax County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Colfax County, New Mexico
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Colfax County, New Mexico
  • 291 room
  • 132 rooms
  • 1503 rooms
  • 6824 rooms
  • 1,1315 rooms
  • 8516 rooms
  • 5547 rooms
  • 3188 rooms
  • 5289+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Colfax County, New Mexico
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Colfax County, New Mexico
  • 1271 room
  • 1142 rooms
  • 2323 rooms
  • 4554 rooms
  • 4615 rooms
  • 1696 rooms
  • 637 rooms
  • 288 rooms
  • 479+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Colfax County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Colfax County, New Mexico
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Colfax County, New Mexico
  • 35no bedroom
  • 1471 bedroom
  • 1,0282 bedrooms
  • 2,1993 bedrooms
  • 6774 bedrooms
  • 1605+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Colfax County, New Mexico
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Colfax County, New Mexico
  • 131no bedroom
  • 3301 bedroom
  • 6322 bedrooms
  • 4443 bedrooms
  • 1684 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Colfax County, New Mexico in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Colfax County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Colfax County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 117no vehicle
  • 1,2211 vehicle
  • 1,6312 vehicles
  • 7773 vehicles
  • 2704 vehicles
  • 2275+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Colfax County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Colfax County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 318no vehicle
  • 7281 vehicle
  • 4192 vehicles
  • 2043 vehicles
  • 74 vehicles
  • 165+ vehicles

83.1% of Colfax County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in New Mexico.

Colfax County:

83.1%
State average:

86.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 6,847
  • Other state: 4,871
  • Northeast: 185
  • Midwest: 841
  • South: 1,832
  • West: 2,028
Year householders moved into unit in Colfax County, NM
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Colfax County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 54.9%Utility gas
  • 17.3%Wood
  • 17.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.5%Electricity
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Solar energy
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 64.2%Utility gas
  • 17.2%Electricity
  • 8.7%Wood
  • 8.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 28
Here:

2.8%
New Mexico:

7.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 9
Here:

1.9%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 28
Here:

20.0%
New Mexico:

11.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Colfax County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $379,000
    Air Transportation: $179,000
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $1,551,000
    Police Protection: $1,036,000
    Correctional Institutions: $929,000
    Local Fire Protection: $896,000
    General Public Buildings: $464,000
    Solid Waste Management: $427,000
    Central Staff Services: $325,000
    Air Transportation: $205,000
    Libraries: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $23,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $197,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $579,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $579,000
  • Miscellaneous - Royalties: $422,000
    General Revenue - Other: $197,000
    Rents: $4,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $579,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $111,000
    Other: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,101,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $180,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,954,000

Colfax County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $379,000
    Air Transportation: $179,000
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $1,551,000
    Police Protection: $1,036,000
    Correctional Institutions: $929,000
    Local Fire Protection: $896,000
    General Public Buildings: $464,000
    Solid Waste Management: $427,000
    Central Staff Services: $325,000
    Air Transportation: $205,000
    Libraries: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $23,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $197,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $579,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $579,000
  • Miscellaneous - Royalties: $422,000
    General Revenue - Other: $197,000
    Rents: $4,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $579,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $111,000
    Other: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,101,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $180,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,954,000

Colfax County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $379,000
    Air Transportation: $179,000
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $1,551,000
    Police Protection: $1,036,000
    Correctional Institutions: $929,000
    Local Fire Protection: $896,000
    General Public Buildings: $464,000
    Solid Waste Management: $427,000
    Central Staff Services: $325,000
    Air Transportation: $205,000
    Libraries: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $23,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $197,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $579,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $579,000
  • Miscellaneous - Royalties: $422,000
    General Revenue - Other: $197,000
    Rents: $4,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $579,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $111,000
    Other: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,101,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $180,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,954,000

Colfax County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $379,000
    Air Transportation: $179,000
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $1,551,000
    Police Protection: $1,036,000
    Correctional Institutions: $929,000
    Local Fire Protection: $896,000
    General Public Buildings: $464,000
    Solid Waste Management: $427,000
    Central Staff Services: $325,000
    Air Transportation: $205,000
    Libraries: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $23,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $197,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $579,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $579,000
  • Miscellaneous - Royalties: $422,000
    General Revenue - Other: $197,000
    Rents: $4,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $579,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $111,000
    Other: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,101,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $180,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,954,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 385
  • Number of aged recipients: 51
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 334
  • Number of recipients under 18: 61
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 229
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 95
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 165
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 152
Most common first names in Colfax County, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10476.0 years
Mary10079.5 years
Joe6373.7 years
William5874.0 years
Jose5678.1 years
James5270.4 years
Charles4676.1 years
Frank4577.0 years
Robert4472.9 years
George4177.5 years
Most common last names in Colfax County, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martinez9376.3 years
Trujillo9077.8 years
Romero5272.2 years
Sanchez4778.7 years
Gonzales4477.4 years
Garcia4275.9 years
Montoya3874.0 years
Lopez3478.0 years
Smith3276.8 years
Vigil3072.9 years
Businesses in Colfax County, NM
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Microtel1
Best Western1Motel 61
Dairy Queen1Nike4
Dennys1Pizza Hut1
Econo Lodge1Quality1
FedEx1RadioShack1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block2Super 81
Holiday Inn1True Value2
Kmart1U-Haul2
Kroger1UPS7

Colfax County on our top lists:

  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"